Know Your Number & Eat Out Smarter (Plus Big Changes For Menus!)

December 18, 2014

I don’t count calories. Though I know calorie-tracking apps are hugely helpful for some people, I tend to veer down an unhealthy path of food fixation when I use them. But I know my number: 1,600. That’s roughly the number of calories I need daily to maintain my weight. Because I’m a woman, just over five feet […]

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{Recipe} Naturally Colored Frosting

December 16, 2014

Is decorating sugar cookies a holiday tradition for you? If you’d like to use natural hues to tint your frosting instead of artificial dyes, I’ve got two recipes to help you achieve red and green. Yes, naturally colored frosting takes more time than squeezing dyes from a store-bought tube. But think how much fun your kids will have […]

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Let’s Give Parents A Break

December 11, 2014

I try very hard to make this blog a no-judgments zone. Except when it comes to food marketers. I have no patience for junk food marketing that tries to lure kids with cartoon characters, video games, and thinly veiled promises of being cool. But a funny thing happens whenever I gripe about this: Some readers immediately jump to […]

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7 Holiday Gifts For Your Favorite Foodies

December 8, 2014

Gift giving can be tough stuff. And between presents for family, friends, teachers, and gracious holiday party hosts and hostesses, it can also take a bite out of your budget. These seven ideas are here to help. They’re all perfect for people in your life who love good food. All but one are things I own or […]

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About That “Real” in Real Mom Nutrition…

December 3, 2014

When I began this blog nearly six years ago, I wasn’t exactly sure where it was going. But I knew this: I wanted to keep it real. I had read too much on the internet that made feeding kids sound so easy. But it’s not always easy. I wanted to be honest about that. Since then, my […]

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What Your Child Wants to Tell You About Picky Eating

December 1, 2014

Picky eating can drive even the most patient parent totally bonkers. If you’re in the thick of it, take heart: According to fellow dietitian Maryann Jacobson, who writes the blog Raise Healthy Eaters, kids between the ages of 2-6 tend to drop some of the foods they used to eat and become resistant to foods they view […]

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{Recipe} Cherry & Almond Brussels Sprouts Salad

November 24, 2014

Now that Brussels sprouts are in vogue, they might be showing up alongside stuffing and mashed potatoes this week for Thanksgiving. (These Roasted Balsamic Brussels would make a killer side dish.) But you could also serve them raw in a Brussels sprouts salad. I got this recipe from a friend of mine, who brought a bowl full […]

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My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks

November 19, 2014

As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not every effort is successful, but once in a while I stumble upon a kitchen trick that’s a real keeper. Here are my ten favorite: 1. Do-It-Yourself Chocolate […]

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4 Foods I’ve Changed My Mind About

November 17, 2014

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have a lot of opinions about food and willingly share them, even if they’re not popular with everyone (case in point: “My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s Okay.“) But reading back through the last five years’ worth of posts, I also see ways that I’ve […]

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Homemade Grape Fruit Leather

November 12, 2014

Fruit Roll-Ups are a regular fixture on the kid circuit, showing up at soccer games, parties, and even school snack time. But most of them have multiple added sweeteners, oil, synthetic dyes, and juice concentrate instead of actual fruit. So I make my own in the oven as an occasional treat. I’ve tried all kinds of fruit, […]

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